2017 #VintagePledge Winners

I've struggled to keep my blogging promises recently, but even though this post is over a week late I'm ridiculously excited to finally announce the 2017 #VintagePledge prize winners! 

Choosing winners was a challenging task - check out the beautiful makes shared on the dedicated Pinterest board to see why - and I only wish I could shower every one of you with goodies! Contrary to other years, I decided to award prizes based on 'collections' instead of single garments. I also found it hard sticking to my six sponsored prizes, so I dipped into my own stash to spread the love a little further and crown 10 winners.

Before the big reveal, a reminder to all winners: leave a comment with your email address or drop me a line at astitchingodyssey[at]hotmail.co.uk to arrange delivery of your prizes!


Tanya, you've blown me away with your stunning 1920s and 1930s makes! Your fabric choices and embellishments are second to none. I hope you enjoy your Simplicity gift hamper including three sewing patterns of your choice and this tote bagiron-on transfer and sewing planner stickers from their 90th anniversary range!

I'm so impressed by how contemporary your vintage makes look, Sabine! Turning vintage glamour into everyday chic is no mean feat. Your prize consists of three vintage-inspired PDF patterns of your choice from How to do Fashion and a 12-pack of delicious Doughnut Pattern Weights from Oh Sew Quaint.

Not only have you sewn yourself fabulous vintage makes, you've also dressed your loved ones in bygone fashions. I'm in awe of the sheer variety of garments you made last year. Have fun spending your £30 Sew Essential voucher on your choice of fabrics and sewing patterns!

Kirsten, your range of 1930s and 1940s makes has stolen my heart. Everything you've made looks beautifully authentic and I'm so impressed that you stayed true to your vintage aesthetic during pregnancy as well! You'll be spoilt for choice spending your £30 voucher on gorgeous sewing accessories and tools from Beyond Measure.

Oh, Cate! Your knitted and crochet jumpers are to die for! In fact, I'll trade wardrobes with you any day...your vintage aesthetic is one I can only aspire to. Enjoy spending your £25 Girl Charlee UK voucher and picking two PDF patterns of your choice from Decades of Style.

Kelly, you stitched up a staggering number of vintage makes last year. They're all so perfectly made and true to their era...what a talent you have! A beautiful dressmaking fabric hamper worth £50 from Minerva Crafts will be making its way to you soon.


I know I said I was awarding prizes based on 'collections' this year, but how could I not acknowledge this work of art? Jenny, your 1930s-inspired wedding dress is simply breathtaking and you were a vision of old Hollywood glamour on your special day. I think you'll do this vintage pattern the justice I haven't managed to since buying it years ago and I'm pretty sure you'll rock the fabrics too.

Tasha, your handmade vintage wardrobe is the stuff of dreams. There's literally nothing you make that I wouldn't snap up in a heartbeat. I'm pretty sure these prints from my stash couldn't be going to a better home, I hope you have fun scheming what to make with them!

Anyone who manages to make me less skeptical about 1960s fashion is a winner in my books! Jade, you've won me over with your super cute shift dresses  and the incredible detail you've put into them. Here's hoping you can get creative with these reproduction patterns.

Last but not least, I can't get over this gorgeous dress made by seven-year-old Lillia Rae, the youngest #VintagePledge participant to date! Lillia Rae, it's been an absolute pleasure following your sewing adventures last year...hope the selection of fabrics below will lead to many more this year!

And that's a wrap, dear friends! 

A HUGE congrats to all the winners and a MASSIVE thanks to everyone who has stitched up a vintage storm with me over the last four years. I may not be hosting #VintagePledge this year, but please feel free to keep using the hashtag on social media so we can stay in touch and continue to inspire each other!


  1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I am so, so chuffed, especially to be included amongst so many wonderfully talented women. I'm so glad Jenny's wedding dress got featured, it's unbelivably stunning! My email is cate[at]vintagegal.co.uk. Thank you! xxx

  2. Oh my goodness, thank you so much Marie for the lovely prizes! The pattern and fabric look delicious, I'm sure I won't have any trouble with finding the time to make it up :) Thank you so much for awarding me the prize out of your own personal stash too, that is so generous of you! Everyone's makes looked amazing this year (as ever), and massive CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners! Thank you for running the Vintage Pledge, even though I have only taken part for the past two years, it has been a great sewing challenge to participate in. My email address is: jenny@andedna.com Excited to hear from you soon! Jenny xxx

  3. Whoa... those are some amazing makes! I'm happy to be included among such talented sewists. Seeing everything in a collection really shows off how outstanding and inspiring everyone is this year. Thanks for including me! :) I'll go ahead and drop you an email.

  4. What a shed load of great projects. Thanks for sharing. Jo x

  5. So much amazing inspiration here ;o)

  6. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Marie for organising such an amazing event! We loved everyone's vintage creations so lots of love, respect and awe to everyone who got involved!
    Mark, Girl Charlee Fabrics - www.girlcharlee.co.uk